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Nobel Prize (Representational Image). Wikimedia

New Delhi, October 1, 2016: In consonance with the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week that has got underway, a Nobel Memorial Wall was inaugurated at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station here on Saturday.

The Wall was inaugurated by Swedish Ambassador Harald Sandberg and Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Managing Director Mangu Singh.


“The aim of exhibiting this wall is to spread further awareness about all the Nobel laureates from India and their contributions to the society,” the Swedish embassy said in a statement.

“The wall will be on display from October 1 to 7 at Rajiv Chowk and Noida City Centre Metro stations,” it stated.


Rajiv Chowk Metro. Wikimedia

The Wall at Rajiv Chowk Metro station is designed and installed in a digital format this year displaying information about the contributions of the Nobel laureates.

“The Wall will also have an audio commentary giving insights into the work of Rabindranath Tagore, C.V. Raman, Hargobind Khorana, Mother Teresa, Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar, Amartya Sen, Venkatraman Ramakrishnan and Kailash Satyarthi in English,” the statement said.

The 10th edition of the Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week started from Saturday.

The annual event showcases the sustainability and innovations of Sweden and Swedish companies and comprises events ranging from seminars and panel discussions to competitions for students and cultural performances.

These events are being held across Indore, Pune, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Guwahati and New Delhi.

Ambassador Sandberg said that the highlight of this year’s Nobel Memorial Week will be the visit of Swedish Minister for Policy Coordination and Energy Ibrahim Baylan who will meet Minister of State for Power, New and Renewable Energy and Coal Piyush Goyal.

The Sweden India Nobel Memorial Week is held in memory of Swedish innovator and philanthropist Alfred Nobel to celebrate Indian Nobel laureates and is organised in cooperation with leading Swedish companies in India.

The theme for the 10th edition of the Week is “Sweden Makes in India”, including sustainability and innovation.

“The Nobel Week is a great platform to strengthen cooperation and deepen relations between the two countries. India and Sweden do share common basic values and interests and, at the same time, we see a great potential to take inspiration from each other and expand our cooperation across a range of sectors,” Sandberg said. (IANS)


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